Photos: Chimney Rock State Park, NC

We recently visited Chimney Rock State Park in Bat Cave, North Carolina and I wanted to share an iPhone photo gallery. Enjoy! Chimney Rock is named after a rock that, you guessed it, looks like a big ol’ chimney. The park grounds around it are pretty amazing, and definitely warrant a return trip to explore…

Photos: Bearwallow Mountain Hike Near Asheville, NC

Hi friends! I posted a while back that we moved from Minneapolis to Asheville in the fall. Since moving, we have fully embraced our new home and are LOVING it. Eric is giddy about how good the riding is here (he’s a cyclist for those of you who don’t know him) and I love having…

DIY: Upcycled Candles

I’m the kind of person that hates to throw out items that can be used for crafting. Most of the time, I collect stuff and forget about it before ever actually using it. My random plastic bag full of broken candle pieces was one of those unused collections until, dun dun dunnnnnn—Today I made recycled…

DIY: Essential Oil Bug Spray

This essential oil blend has been a staple in our apartment for the last few months. I originally mixed it to repel bugs naturally (the store bought stuff is SO full of scary chemicals and feels icky on your skin) but we fell in love with the scent and actually use it as a room…